When truth is hunted: The award-winning Kenyan author


Censorship is still widely present in modern society. In many ways people can communicate through old and modern media. In some countries traditional media are being attacked by accusations of ‘fake news’. In other countries croonies of the powers buy media in order to silence them. Some countries prefer to silence modern media by restricting … Continue reading When truth is hunted: The award-winning Kenyan author

The awards keep coming for author Kinyanjui Kombani


For one reason or another the name is this Kenyan writer is not very widely known. Most of you could recite a string of names of Kenyan authors, known at home and abroad. One of the lesser known names is the one of the banker Kinyanjui Kombani. In this article you will find out more … Continue reading The awards keep coming for author Kinyanjui Kombani

Ein wunderbarer Crashkurs für den Umgang mit Diktatoren


In this short German article the writer gives attention to the Kenyan writer Ngugi wa Thiong’o. This writer, who has been living in exile for many years, has his own experience with dictators in his Kenya. The column in a German magazine gives attention to a new book by Ngugi.

Plädoyer für eine wirklich afrikanische Literatur


The Kenyan writer Ngugi wa Thiong’o spent some time in southern Germany in the year 1984. He was visiting professor at the University of Bayreuth. During that time he spent there he started work on his book ‘Decolonizing the Mind’. Now, many years later, a German translation of that book has been published. In this article … Continue reading Plädoyer für eine wirklich afrikanische Literatur

Ngugi wa Thiong’o set to release latest Gikuyu book


Another one is coming, ready to be published,m ready to be read. Another book by the master who is getting close to the Nobel Prize for Literature (according to the pundits and the bookmakers). This book has been written in the mother tongue and the fathertongue of Ngugi. In this article you will more about … Continue reading Ngugi wa Thiong’o set to release latest Gikuyu book